Oh boy, oh boy! I fit into my goal jeans!!!! Seriously, I can sit down in them and everything!
Seems as though I haven't lost any weight for weeks, but maybe my body is redistributing, or I'm getting some muscle - I don't know!
dantesmama, good for you at 135!! i really wish i was that skinny, but alas i think i will have to pare it down more slowly. AFM, i have quit trying to lose weight in light of the lost period, and was 145 today. BUT the good news is that i think i am starting to bleed!! never so happy to see my period back.
now to figure out if my body really needs to keep it at 145 (while i am also breastfeeding my 2 year old) or if i can more slowly reduce and still continue to menstruate.
i swear, i don't think i'd be all that worried about it if not for the fact that i am 44 and i really really resent the "menopause" label.
long story short, i guess i'd rather be 145 and menstruating than to be 140 (or less) and labeled "menopausal."
others might feel differently, but that's me...
145 is really thin for me, I know everyone is different though.
I was down to 188lbs this morning. That's 5lbs since monday. That is a ton of bloat/water weight. Reintroducing carbs makes me blow up like a balloon. It's making me wonder if when I do reintroduce the carbs if maybe I should still avoid gluten? Any thoughts?
Thanks guys! These jeans haven't seen the light of day in a million years!
I need a new goal pair now!
Tropicana- Hope that the bleeding is AF - What a weird thing to say, right?
FWIW - the stalker in me is letting y'all know that Adaline's Mama is pregnant with TWINS! (If you're out there AM - hope you don't mind me busting out your news).
congratulations Adaline's Mom! that's exciting news!!
yes, i do believe it is real menstruation. spotting yesterday but red blood as of this morning, and growing in quantity.
i quit limiting fats after the doctor appointment last week, and my weight is 145 as of today (and yesterday).
i have an appointment with Gyne set for next week, but just emailed my regular doctor and requested that she write an order for a repeat FSH / LH blood test for Saturday, since that would by cycle day 3 (cycle day 1 starts today, since there is red blood and real flow). i have been reading up on menopause, missed periods, etc., and it seems that cycle day 3 is the "critical day" for testing FSH levels.
that i had completely missed a period by the time i was tested on June 20 meant i was actually on about cycle day 60; the FSH level was high but not as high as some of the numbers other women have gotten even earlier in their cycles (from my readings on this subject).
so i think there is hope.
and if i can get this situation figured out, maybe i can find a happy medium, a weight and diet that enables me to 1) menstruate normally, 2) continue nursing my son as long as he needs it, and 3) stay slim and not let this "reintroduction of fats into my diet" get out of control.
it was actually easier to just quit eating chips and ice cream, etc. ALTOGETHER than to limit them in quantity. and i know, healthy fats are best. i have improved my diet a lot, but i guess there is room for more improvement.
i will say that i have a new appreciation for how hard it all really is... staying slim, staying healthy...
thanks for listening, and continue to track my weight here. maybe i will be able to drop a couple pounds back for the blue team before this contest ends in a couple weeks. we'll see...
Milk -- this is so super exciting!!!! I am so thrilled for you. Jeans are so unforgiving that you know you are doing well if they fit right!
trekkingirl -- have you gone gluten free? I know when my son was gf, I ate very little grains at all and noticed a lighter, easier feeling in my belly. I never had any rash or GI issues like he did, but could certainly feel a difference. Do you notice any difference with different kinds of carbs? I can eat brown rice and oats, but white flour (pizza, muffins, etc) makes me swell like a balloon.
I am of the opinion that we should eat what makes our bodies feel good and maybe gluten isn't working for you.
On that note, I am struggling a bit here. I want to keep my vegan, happy routine, but I am overly tired and a bit stressed right now and that has me feeling crummy and hungry for sugar and meat. Dh is coming home from a 6 week-long trip on Saturday and I am going to finally get a chance to break away and get out by myself. I need to exercise properly and and run and sweat. It is just the stress talking right now....
For now, I am eating okay. I snack too much for the extra energy when what I really need is more sleep. I am not gaining at least and I have lost 6 pounds this challenge, so slowly moving in the right direction. But I am day dreaming about a great sweaty workout! One of those exercise till you just can't anymore moments that I love -- something about working out really hard that helps melt away my stress and anxiety.
So true!!!!! That whole moderation thing is ridiculously difficult. I hope you get some answers to your health questions.
it's been all the rage in France for the last 10 years, that man has made a lot of money with his books, but you can find a lot on the internet (in french anyway)
it's been heavily criticized by now, but not sure if it's waranted or just other nutritionists who didn't make as much money about their own books ....
it's easy enough to follow when you eat from home, harder in social situation
i know people who've been succesful with it .... but then, they put it all back on because they are not assiduous enough with the stabilisation period (cannot remember the details but i think it should be at least as many weeks as you have lost kilos or something, like months long ....)
then you need to choose one day of the week when you eat only proteins (lifelong)
my physiotherapist recommends also doing one day of the week when you only eat homemade vegetable soup (to give your guts a holiday )
182 this morning.
I followed in Milk's footsteps and tried on my goal pants yesterday. BWAHHAHAHAHAHAH!!!!! I guess I did technically get them on. They did zip and sort of button, but oh my! The muffin top madness was spectacular. And my ass was literally hanging out of my pants.
I still have some work to do.